Midseason Player Grades for Each San Antonio Spurs Player

January 19th, 2017 by David Kenyon Leave a reply »
While the Golden State Warriors' superteam development, Houston Rockets' resurgence and Russell Westbrook's nightly triple-double pursuit have garnered the most attention, the San Antonio Spurs have slipped into the NBA's shadows.

What's new, right?

During the last month, San Antonio has posted an 11-4 record to reach the halfway point at 32-9. The team has stayed within three games of the Warriors in the Western Conference.

Also in the stretch, the Spurs waived Nicolas Laprovittola and retired two jerseys of franchise legends: Tim Duncan and Matt Bonner (OK, retired his flannel). How are their replacements faring?

Individually, the players are basically matching the collective success, though each one is not graded on an identical scale—it's unfair to judge Kawhi Leonard and Davis Bertans using the same criteria. Grades are based on previous production, current role and expectations.

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